Planning your visit

We look forward to welcoming you to Liverpool Cathedral.

Liverpool Cathedral is the largest cathedral in Britain and the 8th largest church in the world. We hope that exploring our vast space provides you with a sense of what it means to ’encounter Liverpool Cathedral’, whether that is through our daily worship services filled with inspiring music and quiet reflection, or our large-scale art installations and family activities.

Last entry to the Cathedral is 15 minutes before closing time.

To find out more about what you can encounter on your next visit, check out our events calendar or upcoming services page.

Visiting Hours and Admission Cost

You don't need to book to visit Liverpool Cathedral.We are currently open from 10:00 to 18:00 Monday – Saturday and 12:00 - 18:00 on Sunday. Any changes will be listed here.

(If you are a school looking to visit, find out more here)

Visiting Liverpool Cathedral is completely free of charge; however, donations are gratefully received as they help us support the vital work we do and maintain and restore our magnificent building. Would you like to find out more about this? Read why your support matters.

Occasionally, we do host events that require a paid-for ticket, like yoga, or a musical performance. Any ticket information will be included within the event's individual listing.


How to find us and Parking

Liverpool Cathedral is central to the city. If you need help finding us, click here.
The entrance to The Cathedral and the main car park is via Upper Duke Street.

We have parking onsite. If you're coming by car, you can use our secure car park 24 hours a day. It is a pay-on-exit system car park and the car park has designated bays for disabled parking. Assistance is available on request at the Constables Lodge. Please contact the Constables Lodge before your visit on 0151 702 7260 if required.


Worship Services

Join us for our daily worship services. You’ll find information about our services on the Worship section of our website. If you are looking to explore your faith we have a range of resources to assist you.

Welsford Bistro

Fancy something to eat while you’re with us? Or need a coffee pit stop to keep you going? (We know, our building takes a while to get around!) Choose from a menu that includes an all-day brunch section or something more substantial such as Burgers or traditional Scouse, alongside Veggie and Vegan options.

Have a look at our menu here.


Our Cathedral Shop

A great way to remember your visit is to buy something from our Cathedral Shop. And did you know, that if you do, you're also preserving your heritage for generations to come? We use the income generated by our shop to help keep the Cathedral free to visitors. Can’t wait until you visit us to see what’s in store? Browse online.

The Liverpool Cathedral Tower Experience

Why not do some sightseeing from above?
The Tower Experience allows you to see all of Liverpool’s iconic skyline, with a breathtaking 360˚ view from the rooftop of the highest cathedral in the UK.

Buy your tickets in advance online or from the Cathedral Shop when you visit us. For our opening times visit our Opening Hours page.


Support Us

Like many other organisations in the city and beyond, we’re facing an uncertain future. We lost nearly all of our income through the pandemic, so your donations are especially needed and welcome to help keep entry to Liverpool Cathedral free to visitors.
You can donate during your visit, through cash, or our portable contactless consoles. Please give as generously as you can.

Find out more about how you can support us on our Donation website pages. Or buy something from our Cathedral Shop, to support us.

Frequently asked questions

Will I be able to visit all areas of the Cathedral?

You'll be able to explore most areas of our building, but we are a living church, so from time to time certain areas of the cathedral may be inaccessible to visitors.

How do I let you know if I need your help to get around the Cathedral?

If you need any assistance during your visit please contact our Visitor Services Manager on 0151 702 7284 or email:
Find more information on our accessibility pages.

Can I light a candle?

You will be able to light a candle in the Main Space. You will find several candle pricket stands at various places around the Cathedral.

Are there toilet facilities?
  • Yes, our toilet facilities are open
  • Please sanitise your hands, before going into and on your way out of the toilet facilities
  • Please be patient, kind and responsible.  
Are there any refreshments available?

Yes, our Welsford Bistro is open. Take a look at the menu here. You can also eat outside but undercover on our Welsford Porch which has great views over Gambier Terrace.

Is the Tower Experience open?

You can see our tower opening hours here.
Tickets are:

  • Standard £6
  • Concession £5
  • Family £16 (2 adults, unto 3 children)
  • They are available from the Cathedral Shop or in advance online.

Please note: if you have asthma, other chest conditions, heart problems, or are pregnant, please think carefully before deciding to whether to climb such a large number of stairs. There are no external views of the city available at the intermediary levels. For Health & Safety reasons it is not possible to allow the public into the Tower whenever the bells are being rung.

Why are you asking for donations?

Like many other organisations in the city and beyond, we're facing an uncertain future. We have a huge shortfall as we lost nearly all of our revenue over the pandemic. 

The Government doesn’t fund us. The main way the national church supports us is through salaries for our clergy. Your donations are especially needed and welcome to help keep entry to Liverpool Cathedral free to visitors. It will help preserve your heritage for generations to come.